Apple-Beetroot Soup

Whether they’re grated or thinly shaved, beets are wonderful to eat raw; you get much more of that sweet flavour than when it’s cooked. But it doesn’t have to be all about beet salads — I have tried beetroot with apple from the recipe book “Healing Soups”. Surprisingly, it was flavoursome! Beets are low inContinue reading “Apple-Beetroot Soup”

Lola’s Girl

I always cherish the fond memories I have for grandma, I called her Mamá Pedeng. I have always been her little helper – in the kitchen, in her mini-grocery store (sari-sari store), in household chores and every time she went to supermarkets every Thursday afternoon and Sunday to attend the 6AM mass as well. NoContinue reading “Lola’s Girl”

Mama’s Embrace

Every birth story is unique. It was on Thursday dawn, during Simbang Gabi in 1982 when a healthy little one was brought into this world. The number six and youngest in the family. She was 39 when she gave birth to this child. Her family and neighbors were excited of her birth and so sheContinue reading “Mama’s Embrace”

That Winter in Malin Head

Malin Head, renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. It is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland and the start/end point of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal touring route. Initially we headed to Londonderry. But there was an intermittent rain. SoContinue reading “That Winter in Malin Head”

Why We Chose Ireland?

Most of our friends keep on asking – why Ireland? As we know that Europe and Asia are too different. And switching continents is not easy, particularly the weather – from having summer all year round to having four seasons in a day. Of course, where in Ireland you want to live depends on theContinue reading “Why We Chose Ireland?”

Broccoli Almond Soup

Who has insomnia? Did you know that both almonds and broccoli are excellent sources of magnesium and calcium? So if you have insomnia, this is good for you to try. It promotes deeper sleep and so you wake refreshed! A 100g of Broccoli has 21mg magnesium. And an ounce of almond has 80mg magnesium. *Continue reading “Broccoli Almond Soup”

Yang Chow Cauliflower Fried Rice

Mostly Asians love to eat rice! Always. To be honest, I have been craving for seafood fried rice or yang chow fried rice lately. But as much as possible, we try to avoid white rice or even brown rice (by choice). So, with the influence of a friend who’s been cooking cauliflower as replacement forContinue reading “Yang Chow Cauliflower Fried Rice”

Quick and Easy Plain Scones

Wow, these scones were really good! This was the second time I made scones! Haha! I know right, I was just so overwhelmed with the result because I failed at my first attempt. 😂 I have to thank a friend who have taught me how to do it properly via Facebook video call all theContinue reading “Quick and Easy Plain Scones”

Quick and Easy Paleo Bread

I’ve always loved to prepare easy and quick recipe!  It’s relaxing and just so simple. It’s perfect for gluten free and low carb diets. No eggy taste and great for toasting! Ingredients 1/3 cup Almond Flour 1/3 cup coconut flour 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 5 Organic/Free Range eggsContinue reading “Quick and Easy Paleo Bread”

Life: It Keeps Changing

“Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella or choose to dance in the rain!” –Terri Guillemets Life. Just like the weather it’s unpredictable. It keeps changing. Here in Ireland, you could even experience all kindsContinue reading “Life: It Keeps Changing”

Crisp Sweet Potato Chips

Out of curiosity I tried to make sweet potato chips. If aubergine was good, I was thinking maybe sweet potato would even be tastier! Surprisingly its pretty awesome! So crispy and flavourful, and all they require is a little olive oil and a pinch of salt before going into the oven to bake for aContinue reading “Crisp Sweet Potato Chips”

Crisp Aubergine Chips

I seldom eat snack foods especially chips; maybe because I used to work in a snack food industry. I know how much preservatives and MSG they put to make it addicting to your taste buds. 😄 So, if I were you, you should try making homemade chips which is more nutritious, economical and preservative-free. IngredientsContinue reading “Crisp Aubergine Chips”